Internet Cases Podcast #25

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This episode is the return of the Internet Cases Podcast after a one year sabbatical. I talk about the practicalities of video-sharing sites’ use of “fingerprinting software” to filter out content that may infringe copyright. A mechanism to automatically filter out infringing content would, naturally, cut down on the number of infringing works online and would alleviate the burden of video-sharing sites in complying with massive DMCA takedown notices.

Thanks to Kris Smith for the new audio equipment.

Room 214 is doing some great things with podcasting.

Thanks to Blandy who created the music you hear in the show, and who made it available under a Creative Commons license.

Colette Vogele on Podcast 411

Colette Vogele, a talented San Francisco lawyer and expert on all things legal as they relate to podcasting, was recently interviewed on Podcast 411. [

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(about 27 MB)] She covers some interesting topics such as obtaining releases from podcast guests, copyright issues relating to Creative Commons, and some of the intricacies of music licensing.

We also learn from the interview that Colette will soon be launching her own podcast called Rules For the Revolution. I’m looking forward to that.

A must read: The Podcasting Legal Guide

The long-anticipated Podcasting Legal Guide is now available. Written by Colette Vogele and Mia Garlick, it lives up to its stated purpose of “[providing] you with a general roadmap of some of the legal issues specific to podcasting.” It is very interesting to see such a well thought out application of traditional legal principles to the brand new and untested issues that arise from podcasting.

What’s more, the PLG has been released under a Creative Commons license. What else would one expect from such forward-thinking authors? I enjoyed meeting Mia at last week’s Blog Law and Blogging for Lawyers Seminar, and have worked with Colette as opposing counsel in a rare matter dealing with podcasting. I assure you, they know what they’re talking about.